Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College in Rockford

Rockford, IL

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College offers 49-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1. 1 high safety campus. 13.4% are women, and 86.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College is 23383$, that is above national average. 30% of full-time Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $22,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$22,836
$30,001 - $48,000$22,928
$48,001 - $75,000$24,136
$75,001 - $110,000$26,501



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


330 of Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 76 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College number 137 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

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Veteran Services Available

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Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College graduation rate is below the national average.

30% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College is 8:1, that means that for every 8 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Rockford Career College

The campus located by 1130 South Alpine Road address in Rockford, Illinois.


Rockford Career College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College with 0.23% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Rockford Career College is aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College offers 49 programs in total: 28 are for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state. Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College is one of the few institutions in Illinois that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 488 students with 33516 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College

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Overall Rating:

Terrible school. The head welding instructor does nothing to help. Spends most of his time absent from the class or on his phone. Most days he can be heard stating he doesn't want to teach anymore. He has zero patience. He barely explains how to use the equipment and gets mad when something is broken. He refuses to buy new tools even thought there is already a shortage of tools to be used. They had to set up makeshift welding booths because there weren't enough booths for the students they took in. The homework grid does not match up with the book at all. They have a homework grid for an electronic book but give us hard copies that have different page numbers and sections. I was kicked out of class for using the restroom. He never fully explains a project but expects you to fully explain everything to him. The only reason Im making it through this class is trial and error and other students. Ive either taught myself or have had to ask a fellow student who has also taught themselves how to do something due to the fact you cant find the instructor half the time. Hes left school in the middle of the day to go get an oil change in his personal vehicle. Save yourself the time and money. Dont attend this school.

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The Hypocrisy with this Unprofessional, incompatible accreditation & admissions school is nauseating. For one that prides themselves on being a Career College, they are a complete sham. Educated* individuals with the competency of children. I speak for the unethical and abysmal admissions department. Overall the accreditation process of this College is nonexistent. The Dean included they are just more of what Rockford doesn't need!

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I received a diploma in the electrical technician program and an associates degree in construction management. The classes were challenging yet informative and kept me motivated through the entire course. The staff was extremely helpful and encouraging and always available for questions or concerns. After my education was complete, I was quickly able to find work within my field of study. I would recommend hard working motivated people to look into this school and take advantage of the opportunities they present.

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I am very thankful, I was able to manage an education in Paralegal Studies and received an Associates Degree. The staff here is very welcoming, friendly and loving, they are always out to help you succeed. I would recommend this school to anyone. I finished my externship and was hired right off the back, it is definitely not easy as you think but you start somewhere. Now I am working my way up to success, Thanks RCC!

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Received my AAS is Business Administration/ Accounting. It was a hard, trying, rewarding 2 years of my life. I am glad that I made the decision to pursue my education here. Some of the curriculum could have been a bit more relevant to what we would get in the field, but with the help of the instructors and staff it made the transition smooth.

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Location & Website

Address: 1130 South Alpine Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +8159658616

Institution is active in current year: 1

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